Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Wikileaks releases "weaponized malware" customer list

Read more

DEBATE

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Read more

DEBATE

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Iraq wants role for Iran in anti-IS coalition', says foreign minister

Read more

ENCORE!

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

Italy: The search for missing migrants

Read more

WEB NEWS

News media urged not to show Islamic State group videos

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Is Valls crying wolf?

Read more

Business

UBS chief resigns over rogue trading

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-09-26

UBS chief executive Oswald Gruebel has resigned over a $2.3 billion rogue trading scandal, Switzerland’s biggest bank announced on Saturday. London-based trader Kweku Adoboli was charged with fraud and false accounting on September 16.

AP - UBS chief executive Oswald Gruebel has resigned over a $2.3 billion rogue trading loss, the bank said Saturday. The move ends days of speculation about whether Gruebel could retain his position following the latest scandal to hit Switzerland’s biggest bank.

UBS Europe chief Sergio P. Ermotti will take over immediately as interim chief executive until Gruebel’s replacement is appointed, the bank said in a statement.

UBS’s president Kaspar Villiger said the board regretted Gruebel’s decision to resign but had decided to accept it.

“Oswald Gruebel feels that it is his duty to assume responsibility for the recent unauthorized trading incident,” Villiger was quoted as saying in the statement. “It is testimony to his uncompromising principles and integrity.”

London-based UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was arrested last week and charged with fraud and false accounting for the $2.3 billion loss. A judge ordered him Thursday to be held in jail until a hearing next month.

Villiger said Gruebel, who was brought in more than two years ago to help revive the fortunes of the Zurich-based bank, had achieved “an impressive turnaround and strengthened UBS fundamentally.”

“He steps down having helped make UBS one of the world’s best capitalized banks,” Villiger added.

The announcement also noted that the board, which met in Singapore this week, would seek to put in place measures to prevent a similar rogue trading loss from recurring.
 

Date created : 2011-09-24

  • BANKING

    UBS chief dismisses calls to resign over rogue trades

    Read more

  • SWITZERLAND

    Court charges UBS trader with fraud

    Read more

  • SWITZERLAND

    UBS rogue trader suspect arrested in London

    Read more

COMMENT(S)